Last month saw a feast of Italian furniture and fabric at ONEROOM Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Collaborating with Dedar, the luxury fabric house from Como, ONEROOM created an elaborate installation across the five floors of its converted Victorian warehouse gallery space. Known for combining and harmonising contradictory influences, such as a 17th Century painting, a 1970s Gabetti and Isola rug and a Marina Abramovic photograph, multi-disciplinary design practice, ONEROOM, interpreted the world of Dedar fabrics and wallpapers, with an exhibition that offered a distinctly different and thoroughly imaginative approach on every level.
Guests from the design world entered the ground level into a strikingly patterned entrance that offset a stunning Paul Evans metallic patchwork wardrobe. They then ascended the gallery into a Maximalist space where the spirit of the past twisted and turned into the spirit of the time through an accumulation of carefully curated objects combining styles and epochs not traditionally put together. On the next level, the boundaries of space became imperceptible as guests were immersed into an abstract installation of a textile forest. Finally, on the third floor, the space became even more magical with wallpapered walls that cast everything in golden light and connected with the plant-filled roof terrace that overlooks the urban landscape and its tangled mix of skyscrapers and industrial buildings below.